|Title:||Rapid assessment of trachoma in 9 governorates and Socotra Island in Yemen|
|Authors:||Al Khatib, T.K.|
Al Kuhlany, A.M.
Al Jabal, M.H.
|Abstract:||This study described the pattern of trichiasis, active trachoma and trachoma risk factors in 9 governorates of Yemen plus Socotra Island, using a rapid assessment during October and February 2004. A total of 3169 children aged 1- 9 years were examined in a central meeting point or at home. Active trachoma was found in a high percentage of children in Al-Jawf, Mareb and Shabwah governorates and the SAFE strategy [Surgery, Antibiotic treatment, Facial cleanliness, Environmental improvement] should be directed toward these governorates. Trichiasis cases were also found in Hadramout and Taiz, suggesting that eyelid surgery should be provided in these governorates|
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